Livia Stoenescu

In. Associate Professor


Department of Visualization


Ph.D. Art History, Queen’s University, 2010; M.A. Art History, University of Toronto 2004; M.A. Art History, York University, 2002; Honors B.A. Art History, University of Toronto, 2000.


Livia Stoenescu is an In. Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Visualization, College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, College Station. Dr. Stoenescu’s research focuses on the artistic and architectural achievements of Italy’s and Spain’s Renaissance and Early Modern periods. This research led her to publish in The Art Bulletin (2011), RACAR (2011), Comitatus (2015), and RES Anthropology and Aesthetics (2017). Dr. Stoenescu also published the edited collection Creative and Imaginative Powers in the Pictorial Art of El Greco (Brepols, 2016), which explains how El Greco’s multicultural background affected his art. Her monograph Temporalities, Transmaterialities, and Media in the Pictorial Art of El Greco is in press with Amsterdam University Press and slated to come out in December 2018. She is currently editing (for publication with Brepols in 2019) The Interaction of Art and Relics in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art, which analyses the interfaces of relics, aesthetic meaning, and history. At the same time, she is at work on a book that investigates the representation of the body, simulacra, media, and temporal experience in Early Modernity.

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